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Illinois Hydropower Facilility Licensing, Certification, Safety, & Regulation(7-IL)

Currently, the RAPID Toolkit does not have state specific content regarding facility licensing, certification, and dam safety for hydropower development in Illinois.

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Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply

Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.

Permitting at a Glance

Small Hydropower Program: Illinois does not currently have a small hydropower program.
Renewable Portfolio Standard Process (RPS): Illinois requires large investor-owned electric utilities and alternative retail electric suppliers to source 25% of eligible retail electricity sales from renewable energy by 2025. I.L.C.S. § 20-3855.
RPS Eligible: Hydropower that does not involve the construction of new dams or significant expansion of hydropower dams. I.L.C.S. § 20-3855.
RPS Regulatory Agency: Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System (M-RETS); PJM Generation Attribute Tracking System (GATS)

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